LibertyCabbage wrote:I'm all for it. From here: "Administration Control Panel > General >>Board Configuration> Post Settings > Enable queued posts:set this to 1." Somebody get it done, please.
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./language/en/posting.php 'POST_STORED_MOD' => 'This message has been submitted successfully, but it will need to be approved by a moderator before it is publicly viewable.',
STrRedWolf wrote:...I'd just like alot more information about it. Drop me some pointers (aka links to posted info outside CG) here, I'll throw this thread on auto-bug for me.
McDuffies wrote:Terotrous wrote:So can't we update PHPBB or something? Cause just cleaning up the forum constantly isn't a solution. They're just sending more and more spambots. Either we prevent them from being created or we're going to be overrun.
I have only partial access to admin board, all I can do is keep cleaning. If we want phpbb updated, we're gonna have to ask one of real admins to do it.
Version we're running is 3.0.10 which dates from january this year, the latest is 3.0.11.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:I know I don't have cool moderator powers, but if it's possible for me to help zap, I'd love to zap Most days I check in around here at least twice, and I don't mind helping clean up the place if I'm gonna be around anyway
IVstudios wrote:I guess since I did the bugging, it's only fair that I offer to help too.
Aeridus wrote:I've found a couple plugins to be very useful on my own forums for deterring spambots:
I haven't seen any spammers since I instituted those two. The latter one is especially useful because it refers to a central database for IP addresses, usernames, and emails that belong to spammers. Flagged usernames can be potentially okay (anyone can use a particular username) but preventing certain IPs or emails from being able to register is awesome. You can also scan the existing userbase to see who is a spammer according to the database.
I forget if it was the StopForumSpam mod or the new version of SMF, but one of those lets you set registration questions that require plaintext answers (so you can ask math questions or whatever you please).
Please consider using these tools. They are very simple to set up and save a ton of time cleaning up spam.
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